Product Matchup: Canvas Corp Brands and Faber Castell

 Today I’m so excited to kick off the start of our partner hop with Faber-Castell!  I am a little embarrassed to admit that this is my first time using any of the products, but now that I have I am hooked!  They work like magic with Canvas Corp Brands. Don’t forget to comment below each post each day to be entered to win one 1 of 2 prize packs from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Canvas Corp Brands!


 My first project is this “no sew” Multi Pockets apron. “No sew” because I can’t sew! lol

 I love this apron because of the pocket storage.  There’s 4 little pockets and 2 really large ones.  It’s a perfect craft apron, I would think it would be especially handy for those of you who teach classes to have all of your goodies at hand at all times.


What’s even better is that it is literally a blank canvas, ready to be altered to fit your style.  Since I plan to use this apron I really wanted something that actually covers my fuller physique if you know what I mean.  So, I added some ruffles to the sides with the Chevron Canvas Sheets


Then I used the Faber-Castell Pitt Pen (nougat 178) to stamp the cogs, and then I created the wings using the Faber Castell glaze and a wing stencil from ScrapFx.


I used more chevron canvas and some Red Canvas to create some pops of color on the apron.

How would you dress up your canvas?

The possibilities are endless!

Next up is a bright canvas I created using lots of Faber-Castell goodies including Double Scoop Gelatos, Glaze, Whipped Spackle, and the texture cards as well as some of my favorite Tattered Angels paints!  You can see it all in the video below at the end of this post.


To create this canvas I dipped into my stash of the 7Gypsies Gypsy Moments collection. I love the Gypsy Moments line because it has these adorable vintage images like the one you see here, as well as some fun and inspirational quotes.  Plus, I love instant frames and there are so many to cut out in this line.



I will say that Gelatos and glimmer mists were so fun to mix together and I am certain that I will now be buying every set they have!


I won’t bore you with the details of how I created this canvas, instead you can check out the start to finish video.


Head on over to the Faber-Castell blog to see what they’ve created, and don’t forget to follow along all week to see more amazing projects from talented designers!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Product Matchup: Canvas Corp Brands and Faber Castell' have 29 comments

  1. April 13, 2015 @ 10:45 am Johanne Lacombe

    Love both your projects. The apron is very original and I love how you did your canvas. Love your style. Thanks for sharing,


  2. April 13, 2015 @ 3:35 pm Karen P

    A really lovely stunning canvas! I also love how you have adapted your craft apron! Great inspirations and you’ve just confirmed that i need some more crafty stash. Thanks for the blog hop Karen


    • April 13, 2015 @ 8:26 pm Misty Russell

      Thank you Karen! We can never have too much can we? 🙂


  3. April 13, 2015 @ 4:19 pm Ann

    Wonderful apron, love the gears you added. And beautiful bright canvas with lovely texture and added interest.


  4. April 13, 2015 @ 9:21 pm Jean Marmo

    Oh – this is so cooL!


  5. April 14, 2015 @ 1:07 pm Beck

    What fun projects! The apron is great love the wings, and I definitely have to check out more of the Gypsy Moments collection…


    • April 14, 2015 @ 8:06 pm misty

      Thanks Beck, I have a thing for wings. I add them to everything including flowers. lol You must check out the Gypsy moments collection it and Vintage America are my new favorites!


  6. April 14, 2015 @ 1:44 pm Teresa Godines #6857

    So I started on Day two…. but day one has another fabulous apron. I love all of the gears. And what can I say about the canvas??? Stunning. TFS


    • April 14, 2015 @ 8:07 pm misty

      Thanks Teresa, I was going for a mild steampunk look. I really wanted to add chain “bunting” from the pockets but figured I would get them caught on things so I decided against it. 🙂


  7. April 14, 2015 @ 2:12 pm Carla Hundley

    Loving that cute apron
    you created! So fun to
    wear and the canvas
    piece is so pretty!
    Carla from Utah


    • April 14, 2015 @ 8:08 pm misty

      Thank you Carla, it was fun to make!


  8. April 14, 2015 @ 6:43 pm Cathy Potosky

    Okay….you made me want an apron!!!! LOL Love the ruffle addition, I appreciate that! The canvas is amazing… all the colors you put together and those flowers….I need them in my craft stash! 🙂


  9. April 14, 2015 @ 9:56 pm Robin B.

    Pretty projects! I love the background and large heart on the apron and the colors and texture on the canvas. Thanks for sharing.


  10. April 15, 2015 @ 10:53 am Yolanda Gonzalez

    Beautiful canvas, love all the texture and color……the apron I must have!! LOVE!!!


  11. April 15, 2015 @ 11:19 am Heather Warner-Ferguson

    I love both your projects, but your apron really makes me smile and I love it!!!


  12. April 15, 2015 @ 12:52 pm Denise Bryant

    Love the fun apron and the canvas! Great colors and textures on that pretty canvas… so light and spring-y!


  13. April 15, 2015 @ 3:19 pm Mary Holshouser

    The apron is a good way to showoff your talents and ideas. The love the big winged heart. Having the pockets will make it easier to keep track of where little supplies are.
    The canvas is beautiful. a wonderful scene with so many fun embellishments.
    thanks for sharing some great projects


  14. April 16, 2015 @ 4:05 am MelodyJ

    That’s a good mix of images. It makes me want examine the piece closser.


  15. April 16, 2015 @ 8:12 am jpscraps

    Both projects are wonderful! Love the winged heart on the apron. The canvas has so much color and texture.


  16. April 16, 2015 @ 7:43 pm Kelly Massman

    fun apron and love the colors on the create your own beautiful piece (love this idea)!


  17. April 17, 2015 @ 10:54 am barb macaskill

    Awesome apron! LOVE the cogs stamped all over it and the wings ROCK!! Your canvas blows my mind! A M A Z I N G ! ! ! I love every single little detail of it!! Just magnificent!!! You certainly made these products shine! TFS!


  18. April 17, 2015 @ 12:18 pm Barb Housner

    two great projects Love all the elements on the canvas thanks for sharing


  19. April 17, 2015 @ 5:02 pm Dorina D

    How fun! The apron is so cute and the canvas is fantastic, Love how you added the layers and colors and your tutorial was fabulous. Can’t wait to play with those products to create my own canvas. Beautiful work.


  20. April 18, 2015 @ 2:31 am suman

    Love both the projects,the apron with the combination of gears and wings and the canvas with the lovely happy colors !! enjoyed the video !!


  21. April 18, 2015 @ 10:10 pm Angela S

    Love how you used those gears on the apron, simply fantastic!


  22. April 29, 2015 @ 2:33 pm Gladys W. Moreno

    I must admit that I have not use all the products, but this is so I spireting tome and plan on using hem more now, Misty, you did a remarkable work with your apron, I must copy what you did if you don’t mine, cheers

    Gladys W. M.


Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.